I just can't support genetically modified farming. I understand that there is potential to grow more food than without it (at least that's what I've read), but it just is wrong. I don't think that nature was meant to be played with like this. I found an interesting page on PBS that attempts to show … Continue reading Genetically Modified – How Bad Is It?
It was in April when I saw "Food Inc" and saw how animals were treated cruelly as they are raised and killed for food. It broke my heart and I felt I could never eat meat again. For about two months, I didn't eat meat. I tried to supplement my diet, but honestly, I didn't … Continue reading Vegetarian Update
So, I know I haven't posted in awhile. I have been trying to stick to this way of life and find that it is harder at times than I would like. I found myself at a Target the other day looking at the frozen chicken. Compared to Whole Foods where I usually buy my chicken, the … Continue reading Making Good Choices
As much as I try to avoid processed foods at home, it's inevitable that I need something quick and easy. I dream of making my own everything from scratch and having frozen scratch meals for the quick and easy days, but it just hasn't happened yet. I've talked to people who say they don't buy … Continue reading Things to Avoid in Processed Food
I've seen a lot of talk about phosphates. I've noticed that a lot of cleaning supplies advertise being phosphate free. I don't really know a lot about phosphates, so I decided to do a little research and I found that phosphates are bad for the environment as they basically eat up oxygen in streams and … Continue reading DIY: Dishwasher Detergent
Companies reject the government restrictions on marketing junk food to kids and are proposing their own restrictions. Who is shocked that the companies have looser standards on what is and isn't acceptable? Read the article here. What do you think? Do companies need to change what should be allowed in their marketing campaigns? Or does … Continue reading Companies Reject Gov’t Offerings
When people take pride in buying local food, they can not only take pride in supporting the local farmer's, but also in reducing their carbon footprint. I recently learned that non local food choices travel an average of 1500 miles before it hits your stores. 1500 MILES! That's roughly from Dallas, TX to Los Angeles, … Continue reading How Far Does Your Non Local Food Travel?
Today I hit up Grapevine Farmers Market (hit up their Facebook page here and their website here) and were very pleased with what we found. We were hesitant because Grapevine's Main Street doesn't offer a lot of great parking. As luck would have it, we found parking right next to the Market! Produce … Continue reading Grapevine Farmers Market
Years ago, before EatCrunchy was even thought of, I had high blood pressure. I actually developed it during my pregnancy and even after birth, it didn't go away. I knew I had to get off the medication I was taking. I never really noticed or cared about the level of sodium I consumed. When people … Continue reading Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
I know it's a little late in the season, but I don't think you can talk about nature in Texas and not take a moment to appreciate the wildflowers. Texas has the most amazing wildflowers! Once spring comes, they pop up everywhere and provide lovely scenery to the highways, byways, and fields. Bluebonnets are my … Continue reading Wildflowers